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Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation has been a common insulation choice for years, but the way it was used on the new 140,000-sf Prescott (Wis.) High School was anything but common. In addition to the typical application as an interior insulation product, the project team specified the use of SPF on the exterior of the […]
As states and local jurisdictions increasingly move toward more efficient building codes in regards to energy use, the manufacturers of construction materials have been busy developing and improving products that can help meet these new standards. While improved energy efficiency can be achieved through many systems in a home or building, from lighting and appliances […]
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation can increase the energy-efficiency of a home by creating a sound building envelope, which shields the home’s living areas from the outdoor environment. Homes can lose as much as 40 percent of heating and cooling energy through cracks and gaps in the building envelope. SPF acts as an effective barrier […]
The roof of the Capitol Arts Center is expected to be repaired early in November. Warren County Fiscal Court accepted Monday a $87,466 bid from Double D Commercial Roofing for replacing the roof of the Capitol Arts Center.
Innovations in chemistry make an important contribution in developing the products and materials that help create attractive, durable, modern buildings. At the same time, there is a growing focus on whether and how ingredients in building materials may affect the environment and the health of building occupants.
In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed ambitious climate change legislation that set an even higher bar than previous laws – California would now have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. This integrated plan to address climate change includes doubling energy efficiency savings at existing buildings. Along with other […]
The first time I saw spray foam insulation in action was in the winter of 1988, while working as a carpenter on a commercial construction site. I’ve been impressed with this stuff ever since.
I’ve recently had a home-energy audit sponsored through our local electricity supplier. They recommended additional insulation in my two attic areas (main and in an addition) — blown-in, loose-fill cellulose.
While most tiny houses seem to be made from wood, one tiny house that’s been traveling around the country is constructed of something a bit more unexpected: plastic.
The choice of building materials is a key component in the construction of high-performing, or any, buildings.